So many logsIt is very difficult to come across a folder containing more than 25,000 log files and not think that they could do with some analysis, it isn’t as if a program would just dump so many files on your computer for a bit of a giggle.

Eve keeps it logs files in My Documents\EVE\logs by default which is probably more detail than anyone really needs but you have to start somewhere. The logs are divided amongst four self explanatory subfolders, Chatlogs, Fleetlogs, Gamelogs and Marketlogs. I don’t have anything in Fleetlogs so I won’t be able to have a play with them.

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You could fit an Armada in those portsHaving felt the urge to read a book I decided to have the internet supply me with Java Network Programming, 4th Edition for no specific reason other than it has a picture of an Otter on the front. In truth whilst I have studied concurrency and distribution using Java the module was not 100% Java focussed in order that the students would be able to apply the theory taught in whatever language they were using (and it had been a year since I had finished that module and couldn't seem to remember a thing).

The book is pretty straight forward and easy to get on with, it provides various opportunities to try out something practical so you can really get to understand what it's been going on about. One such occasion is whilst discussing sockets and provides an example of a 'LowPortScanner' class that queries ports 1 to 1024 to see if anything answers. Obviously this is not the bleeding edge of computer science yet still it is nice to put a computer to work.

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Well, I am hardly the first person to have had a go at making a game such as this but wanted to have a play with JavaScript and this was the result.

Space invaders

For your entertainment I uploaded it to so you can have a play, I recommend level 3. There is no end, you just have to play until you die.

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An interactive shopping list populated by a Raspberry Pi that decodes images of barcodes captured by networked cameras

A very catchy title I think you’ll agree. Basically it is an idea for a smart bin. To save some reading I’ll skip to the scores....

My average score for the three assessments that serve as waypoints over the module: 84.33%

My final score: 81%

Given the actual project goes on for more than forty pages I’ll provide some edited highlights instead. Obviously the actual project was more complete, had references and all those things. This is really a brief rundown of what I did.


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